Last remaining Tickets Released for special ADVANCE SCREENING of THE Film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them TO BENEFIT LUMOS FOUNDATION USA
The highly anticipated November 12th family event at Carnegie Hall will include a conversation between J.K. Rowling and actor Eddie Redmayne, along with an appearance by director David Yates and additional cast members, in support of Lumos22/09/2016
New York, NY – September 21, 2016 LUMOS FOUNDATION USA, author J.K. Rowling’s international non-profit children's organization, has announced that starting today at 11:00am ET, the last remaining tickets for a special screening of the new Warner Bros. Pictures film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th St. and Seventh Avenue in New York City, and online at http://bit.ly/291ylvs
Prior to the exclusive screening benefitting Lumos USA, the film’s screenwriter and author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling, will join Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne on stage at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 6:00 pm for a conversation. The remaining tickets for the family event (age recommendation 10 years+), which have been in high-demand, range from $50-$500. This exclusive event, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and publisher Scholastic Inc., will follow the film’s worldwide premiere, being held earlier that week in New York, and will precede the UK premiere in London the following week. The film opens in theaters on November 18th 2016, and on November 18th, Scholastic will publish the original screenplay of the film in the United States and Canada.
The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a new and original story by J.K. Rowling and marks her screenwriting debut. In addition to Eddie Redmayne, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell.
Ticket revenues will support the #WeAreLumos Worldwide campaign in the United States, UK and across the globe. The campaign launched last weekend (17th September) with a Facebook Live global broadcast with J.K. Rowling, opening sales of limited edition “Be the Light” t-shirts, and a gala performance of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.
Thanks to Lumos’ 100% Pledge, all funds raised by the event will go directly to Lumos’ Families Not Orphanages Fund. The Fund will help children in the countries where Lumos works to leave orphanages and return to a family life. No portion of any donations will go to administration, fundraising or overhead costs of the organization. Lumos is grateful to Warner Bros. and Scholastic for their support.
Over the past decade, Lumos has helped thousands of children – from infants to older children – return to family life in Central and Eastern Europe and more recently in Haiti. Now, in its second decade, Lumos is expanding its work in Latin America and the Caribbean, and other regions around the world with the aim to end institutionalization of children globally by 2050.